Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014, Dave Duarte is a South African social business and digital marketing community builder. 

He is the founder of Treeshake, a consultancy dedicated to growing digital marketing capability. He is also the founding director of the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy, which helps the advertising agency group stay on the cutting edge of digital transformation.

Dave serves on the Board of the Mail & Guardian, on Endeavour’s Venture Corp, and as Trustee for the Reach Trust which has served over 10 million people with education support using mobile phones.

A passionate promoter of side-projects, Dave is an award winning blogger and social media campaigner. He has given talks and workshops in more than 20 countries, to hundreds of audiences including talks at TEDx, the United Nations, and the World Economic Forum.

Previously Dave was Programme Director at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, headed up Creative Commons South Africa, and co-founded South Africa’s largest and leading Social Media Agency, Cerebra.